During normal oil service at Jiffy Lube, my mechanic was checking various levels and topping off. When he was checking the radiator he found oil in the water. I checked and sure enough it appears as if the engine is venting oil into the radiator from someplace. Any ideas? A mechanic friend suggested it my be an oil cooler gone bad. Any thoughts and if so any estimate on cost? The car doesn't smoke to I don't believe it is a head gasket.
Oil in radiator on 2001 BMW 325i
by bluera1028 in Sahuarita, AZ on July 22, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by Chow on July 23, 2010
Either the power steering oil cooler of engine oil cooler. None of which i have ever seen leak through, best to have the mechanic look at it. Surprised they didn't look into it.
COMMENT by Visitor on November 23, 2010
Could also be a head gasket. Has to be leaking somewhere where oil and coolant come close to each other.
ANSWER by jojotouma on November 03, 2012
I have this problem in my car now, how did you fix your car?
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hi i have a 1992 bmw 325i 4dr with m50 motor just recently bought the car and want to change the oil but can seem to find the oil filter can anyone help